March 24th, 2014

In terms of the overall smartphone market, Windows Phone holds only a tiny fraction of the world’s market share. Android and iOS continue to dominate smartphone shipments, as Apple’s brand continues to draw customers in mature markets and Samsung floods the world with smartphones of all prices and sizes.
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March 3rd, 2014

Windows 8 wasn’t the renaissance Microsoft hoped it would be. Sure, the total number of Windows 8 users steadily increases every month, but it has no chance of toppling Windows 7 at this point. One reason for that is that consumers don’t want to pay $100 or more to upgrade. Microsoft might soon be remedying this.
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February 10th, 2014

Windows 8 was a mess, but Windows 8.1 pretty much fixed all of the problems that people had with the radically different OS. One of those fixes was adding in an option that allowed users to boot to desktop therefore bypassing the tiled “metro” interface entirely. Now it appears that Microsoft may be making this option the default setting.
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January 17th, 2014

Here’s a scenario – you find yourself in Rome after a week long party across Europe that has left you lost and alone. You can book a room for the night, but you don’t know any Italian. Good thing you have your Windows Phone on your person with an updated Bing Translator app.
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December 5th, 2013

Microsoft was one of the first to the digital note taking game with OneNote. Now it’s just one of many in an ever growing field of apps that allow one to document their lives via short notes. How is Microsoft going to compete?
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November 11th, 2013

I don’t know what I did in Windows 8.1, Dave, but suddenly I have these annoying “Switch between apps” windows on screen. I’m on a PC desktop so I don’t even have a touch screen, but it’s sure convinced I do and just am not using it right. They’re also incredibly persistent, overlaying the desktop, apps, etc. HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM????
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October 14th, 2013

PC shipment estimates for the third quarter are out today, and show that the PC market has declined yet again – for the sixth straight quarter. Though shipments saw a slight pick-up due to the back-to-school season, the worldwide PC market is still expected to decline through 2014.
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August 26th, 2013

We heard reports yesterday that Windows 8.1 will move out of preview and into its final version in October. Rather than let rumors scurry along the underbelly of the Internet, Microsoft has come out to confirm the launch date for its latest OS update.
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August 6th, 2013

Did you hear? Windows 8.1 will feature native support for 3D printing. It’s the first time any of the major operating systems have integrated support directly into the OS for the emerging technology, and 3D printer fans are excited.
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July 16th, 2013

I’ve always liked “Time Machine” in Mac OS X and how it effortlessly backs up Mac systems and makes it a breeze to recover earlier versions of files. I delete something, I can recover it, without much thought. Now Windows 8 apparently has a similar feature called “Windows File History”, but I can’t figure out how to enable it. Help!
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